About TLS

TLS = Tiffany-Lily Samara.

18, Female. Aspiring teacher. Student; studying French, English and History.

I take and and edit all my photos, and basically write/create everything on this blog with my iPad, Patrick. Paddy for short. He’s the only hi-tech thing I own (my sister drowned my camera last year on holiday). I am very fond of him.

I post a ton of photos of my cat, Casper. I adore him. When I’m at home, we are rarely seen apart. He’s the most gentle, loving and affectionate cat, and is literally one in a million; he was born a hermaphrodite. He’s the best of both sexes.

I hate ice, salt, cigarettes, and exotic cheese. Or any cheese that’s not your standard mild cheddar/red leicester. I love balsamic vinegar, salad, root beer, taking opportunities, Mexican food, and life. I also love Paris.

I have crazy parents. The world thinks they’re normal. They aren’t. I’m certain they are two of the most incredible people I will ever meet.

I also have a sister. She is omnibenevolent. Without doubt the nicest person in the universe. (Apart from as a child.. when she cut my hair in the bath, convinced me to climb onto the roof – aged 3 – and encouraged me to let her push me down hills in a multitude of bikes/wagons/sledges. It was character building.) I firmly believe she will save the planet one day.

I really like cupcakes. But more to look at than to eat.
I also like roller coasters, coloured tights, and my duvet.

I make stuff allllll the time, I love the feeling of creating something from nothing. Everything from sewing soft toys to baking cakes to writing poetry.
I also doodle a lot.

I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life. Wouldn’t change that for the world.
If it has a face, I don’t eat it..

I’m an outdoorsy kind of person; camping, swimming in the sea, kayaking, stand up paddle surfing, rock climbing, abseiling & those proper looooong walks where you have to whack out the hiking boots are all amazing. But I’m also very happy snuggled up at home with my duvet.

I’d like to travel for a year or so, exploring new places, people, and cultures.
I’d love to spend a year or two in France.

Hugs/cuddles really are the best.

I play the flute, and various types of recorder. I also sing.. a lot.. and not very well.

Jason Mraz is my favourite musician, and a big inspiration to me through his lyrics and lifestyle. Not to mention his music, which is, in my opinion, perfect.

One of my biggest goals in life is to be fluent in French. I’m a long way off.
Other life goals are to be able to play the piano, and to set up my own school (Montessori).

I’d like to think I’m somewhat of a film connoisseur. Well, I watch a lot of films. Ahem.

I have an irrational fear of whales, waxworks, and bridges with water underneath them. I also have a (perhaps more rational) fear of sharks. Oh, and I really don’t like spiders.

I quite like classic literature and theatre, this makes me sound much more distinguised than I actually am. Love the complete works of Jane Austen; I’m a sucker for romance.

I disagree with killing. I don’t think anyone has the right to decide who can or can’t live, humans and animals alike. (I’m that person at school who rescues the lost insect that everyone’s trying to stamp on.)

I have a strong faith, but recently I’ve felt quite distanced from religion as such.
I think it’s important to explore new ways of living and thinking, and not be completely tied down to one set of ‘rules’. Get back to me on this one, I’m still discovering..

I was born in England, grew up in America, moved back to England, spent less than a year in France and now settled in England.

I don’t understand people with the emotional range of a teaspoon.

I like beauty. Beautiful people, beautiful places, beautiful words.
There’s a lot of beauty in the world really. We just tend to dwell on the ugly.

“Hold your own, know your name, and go your own way.. and everything, everything will be fine.”

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29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. andy1076
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 21:05:17

    Hi! thank you for following my blog :) :)

    Reply

  2. Mistress Mummy
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 21:09:31

    I love that you named your iPad! Why didn’t I ever think of that! I also share your hate for exotic cheese :)

    Reply

    • TLS
      Jan 09, 2012 @ 21:52:42

      Haha, it was a difficult desicion. I was thinking of Spock, because it knows everything and is very logical.. Or Flat Stanley. But I like Paddy :) Go on, name yours!
      Can’t stand the posh stuff.. but strangely enough I do actually really like normal cheese!
      Thanks for reading :)

      Reply

  3. isaiah43123
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 01:42:04

    Thanks for stopping by My Hmmm Collection and deciding to tag along.

    Reply

  4. hodgepodge4thesoul
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 02:30:04

    Hi, you are a very interesting young Lady. By your voice and passion that I hear in your writing, I think you will make a wonderful teacher. Need more of you. You’ve gained and new fan. And thank you very much for the “follow”. ~Dulcinea

    Reply

  5. den
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 17:28:45

    We could be such friends…I love so many of the same things. I don’t have a cat though. I used to…her name was Cat Stevens.

    Reply

  6. Tilly Bud
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 11:04:01

    You’ve packed a lot into your eighteen years :)

    Reply

    • TLS
      Feb 25, 2012 @ 23:48:41

      Just spotted this comment, oops! Thank you very much for saying that, I can’t wait to pack more into the next years of my life! :)

      Reply

  7. TayabIqbal
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 14:37:45

    Cool cat.

    Cheese is good on a pizza…or a cheese toasties…or cheese and onion crisps.

    The end.

    Reply

    • TLS
      Jan 31, 2012 @ 15:00:08

      I agree with you completely on the coolness of the cat, and the necessity of normal cheese as part of the foods you mentioned. I just cannot be dealing with the fancy goats cheese/Camembert/Stilton nonsense!
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Reply

  8. celestealluvial
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 11:59:05

    Hi! I have nominated you for the Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award. If you choose to accept, please visit this link
    http://celestealluvial.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/mrs-sparklys-ten-commandments-award/
    Congratulations
    Celeste

    Reply

  9. Aslan Kanshaw
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 10:55:48

    I just nominated you for “Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award”, if you wish to accept my nomination you can find the info you need here:
    http://aslankanshaw.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/mrs-sparklys-ten-commandments-award/

    Congratulations

    Reply

  10. Aslan Kanshaw
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 11:33:57

    I just nominated you for another one!! the “ABC Award”, if you wish to accept my nomination you can find the info you need here:
    http://aslankanshaw.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/abc-award/
    Congratulations

    Reply

  11. nenskei
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 21:46:06

    Wow.. I see beauty inside! :D
    Hmmm.. hope to hear you playing flute and then I will sing on it… looking for a rhyme :P Warning: I only do have silver voice :P LOL
    Thanks for following my blog :)

    Reply

  12. Deepika
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 05:53:13

    Hello.. I have nominated you for ‘Liebster Blog Award’. If you would like to accept this and pass on to others please check my blog for recent post about this award. :)

    Reply

  13. Luv and I Do
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 05:50:03

    Hi Tiffany!! I did my awards, you can check it out here http://luvandido.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/share-the-love
    Thanks again!!!

    Reply

  14. whatevermakesyousmile
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 23:23:51

    I nominated you for the Liebster blog award! :-)
    http://whatevermakesyousmile.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/who-needs-a-grammy/

    Reply

  15. Tanaya
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 19:59:36

    I really like reading this post. It makes me smile and laugh and think and introspect. You are a very interesting person (in a good way). Love the spirit!

    keep blogging!!

    Reply

    • TLS
      Feb 21, 2012 @ 22:30:04

      Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me, I love to think someone out there is reading my blog and enjoying it! :)

      Reply

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